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Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow
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Bamboo-Backed Hickory Primitive Bow

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Item Number: 8563X
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Price: $249.99
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  • Q:

    Is this bow classed as a longbow? And would it be suited to shoot 5 /16 ceeder arrows at 55 pound?
    Asked on 6/20/2014 by Piglet

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes this is a Longbow, it to determine the arrow weight or deflection

      Answered on 6/23/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    What is the recommended brace height for this bow.
    Asked on 9/16/2013 by gallie from Mansfield, PA

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      6 1/2 inches should be close

      Answered on 9/17/2013 by Keith from 3 Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My bow works well at 6 5/8ths. The string that comes with it will be long, as it comes not twisted. You will have to twist it up to bring the brace height up to where you need. I started at 6" and worked up to 7", and then settled for 6 5/8ths as the best and quietest. The supplied string that came with mine had no serving in the center, so if yours is the same,  you will want to serve it yourself, or have someone do it. I also added some muscrat string silencers. The bow is really quiet.
       
      I hope you like your bow. I really enjoy the primative feel shooting mine. It's not the fastest shooting bow, but it's fun. Don't forget to wear a glove on your shooting hand.
       
      Scott
      Tacoma, Wa

      Answered on 9/16/2013 by Sasquatch Scott from Tacoma, Wa
  • Q:

    are the bow's limbs flat or are they round. In other words are the limbs like those of a English war bow or american flat bow?
    Asked on 6/9/2013 by Eagle The Ace

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      The limbs are flat but thicker than most. 
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      That's the best diagram i can do sorry Im on my phone.
      Sent from Samsung Mobile

      Answered on 6/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Flat
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

        The limbs are round I believe like an english logbow.

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Harvey from Albuquerque nm
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The limbs are shaped like an English warbow.

      Answered on 6/10/2013 by Sasquatch Scott from Tacoma, Wa
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      They are like a flat bow but the limbs are a little thicker.

      Answered on 6/11/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    will the bow have bumps on the bamboo backing or will it be smooth? Also does the bow bend in the handle or in the limbs?
    Asked on 6/1/2013 by AceArcherAvery

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes to the bumps but they're barely noticeable unless you're inspecting the bow up close. As long as you get the proper bow size and weight it will bend in the limbs. If you overdraw it may bend closer to the handle.
      Sent from Samsung Mobile

      Answered on 6/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes this bow has bumps on the bamboo backing. It appears to bend in the limbs.

      Answered on 6/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      All bamboo-backed bows have some bumps. It is really just cosmetic. The limbs bend through the length of the bow. If they bent at the handle, that would mean there is a "hinge-point" there, and this is a weak spot. Any bow that bends at the handle is not made right; the tillering is wrong. It should bend uniformly along the length on both sides of the handle section.
      I like my bow, but one has to remember, it is a primitive bow, and will not shoot as fast as a modern construction longbow, but they sure are fun.
      SDT in Washington

      Answered on 6/1/2013 by Sasquatch Scott from Tacoma, Wa
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The nodes are higher then the rest of the limbs.
      The handle does not bend.

      Answered on 6/3/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    what is the recommended brace height for 60-65 pound bamboo-backed hickory primitive bow?
    Asked on 4/24/2013 by Damian from Australia

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The brace height should be around 7 3/4.

      Answered on 4/24/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Longbows are between 6 and 7 inches. I have one just like yours. With my arrows, draw length and pull weight, mine works best at 6 3/4. The thing to do is start out with a low brace height, shoot some arrows, listening for noise, and looking at performance. Then gradually twist the string 3 turns at a time until the bow quiets down. Sometimes it helps to have another person listen from the side.
       
       

      Answered on 4/30/2013 by Sasquatch Scott from Tacoma, Wa
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have mine set at 6 inches and it shoots well. I keep my recurve at 7 but due to the extra length of the longbow, I had to put a lot of twist in the string to get it to 6. I think any lower than that is going to cause you to start snapping your wrist. I hope this helps.
      Sent from Windows Mail

      Answered on 4/25/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    This may sound stupid but I am new to traditional bows. I was wondering which is the top limb? Is it the limb that has "The Lord is My Sheppard" written on it or is that the bottom or could it be either?
    Asked on 2/6/2013 by 97dend from Pittsburgh, PA

    5 answers

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      Yes, as far as I understand the upper limb is the one with "The Lord is My Shepherd" written on it. I suspect this because it has an extra string notch. I always string the bow by putting the first loop on the lower limb then flexing the bow until I can put the second loop on to the first string notch on the upper limb, then proceed to move it to the second notch. I'm by no means an expert, but I hope my answer helps you.

      Answered on 2/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you check the tiller of the bow and one limb is lighter that would be the top. When you knock an arrow it will be closer to the top, and the extra deflection will put less stress on the top end. If there is little or no difference it wouldn't matter anyway. I used a caliper to check mine when I set the brace height measure and top and bottom of the grip to the string the side with the most space should be lighter. I didn't have a tiller board and my method seemed to work just fine, how ever it should be measured at your full draw and never past the rated draw length.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      That phrase is written on the bottom limb of the bow.

      Answered on 2/6/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Excellent question. I had the same quandary. Traditionally, the writing is on the lower limb. I also looked at the back of the bow to make a mental note of the position of the horizontal band on the bamboo backing. I shoot my bow with the writing on the lower limb.
      Enjoy that bow. I love mine because it is "old timey" and brings back the fun. Don't forget to wear that glove on the bow hand. Also, I had to serve the bowstring myself, since the one that came with it was unserved. It's easy to do.
      Scott

      Answered on 2/6/2013 by Sasquatch Scott from Tacoma, Wa
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Because of the shape of this bow, it can be either, but I shoot with the writing on top. Just make sure that you pick one and stick with it for more consistent shooting.
      Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!

      Answered on 2/11/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    im fairly new to archery could this be used for left handed archers
    Asked on 10/9/2012 by miguel the novice from chicago ill

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, this bow is ambidextrous.

      Answered on 10/10/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I haven't received my bow yet but when I do I'll let you know if I think it's usable for left-handed archery. From what I've read it's very simplistic and can be used for both right-handed and left-handed archers but I'd rather be certain for myself before I recommend it. The only thing I think will make any difference is if there is an arrow-shelf but from what I can tell there is not. Like I said I'll reply again to this e-mail when I've received my bow in the mail and confirmed this for myself.

      Answered on 10/11/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    is it ok to use fastflight string with this bow?
    Asked on 8/16/2012 by carlos

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No. Absolutely not! This type of bow may be damaged by a high-performance bowstring like Fastflight. Fastflight has no stretch, thus when the bow limbs hit the end of their forward travel and the string goes tight, all the remaining energy in the limbs is immediatly transferred to the limbs. This can break a wood bow. It is best to use a B-50 material string. A B-50 string has "give" or stretch. It acts like a shock absorber, taking much of the energy.
       

      Answered on 8/16/2012 by Sasquatch Scott from Tacoma, Wa
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It is not recommended that high performance strings be used with this bow. B-50 and Dacron will work well.

      Answered on 8/17/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    does the string already have a center serving? if yes, which type?
    Asked on 8/10/2012 by Wolf from FL

    2 answers

    • A:

      no its not.

      Answered on 8/13/2012 by ? from .
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, this string does not come with a center serving.

      Answered on 8/14/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Does this bow have a d shaped cross section?
    Asked on 8/8/2012 by bob

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This bow will have rectangle cross section.

      Answered on 8/10/2012 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
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